Become your own boss! We know you’ve been thinking about it. That’s why you’re here, isn’t it? Well today, we’re here to help you turn that dream into a reality with three simple tips for success. If you focus on honing these skills, you’ll be the best in business in no time. When working as an independent insurance adjuster, a big part of the job is seeking employment consistently. While you will ultimately control the days and amount of time that you work, you will ultimately be padding your bank account by working for insurance companies. When you’re starting out, you will need to build relationships with folks in the industry to find paying jobs. You may face some initial rejection, but if you have perseverance insurance carriers will grow to trust you. Before you know it, they’ll be calling you to investigate claims! Below, we have listed the 3 essential skills you should hone to ensure a successful career as an independent insurance adjuster.
Time Management is Essential
Balancing networking, traveling, working, and work-life balance can be a challenge if you don’t have time management skills. As an independent claims adjuster, it is important to set a specific amount of time dedicated to pursuing leads with insurance carriers. You might want to do that first thing when you wake up. Or maybe you are more creative and conversational in the afternoon, once you are fully awake. Since you can create your own schedule, try to come up with a plan for the week, or even just a full day. Set time limits and breaks, so you can calculate your successes and give your body and mind time to rest.
Communication is Key
Even as a contractor, you will be expected to uphold the name of the company that hired you to investigate a claim. You will need to possess excellent communication skills so you can meet the company and the claimant’s expectations. Your communication skills will make or break your career because people want to hire those they can depend on to communicate. Communication is also important when marketing yourself to others. It is important to understand your strengths and knowledge and to know how to communicate them effectively. A person won’t know what you don’t show them. When dealing with the clients individually, clear direction and explanation of their insurance policies and claims are vital. You want to make sure that they understand the rules and regulations, so they don’t feel cheated or mistreated or provide a false claim. After all, a happy customer means they will want to continue their service with you.
Organization and Multitasking at its Finest
When working independently, you wear all the caps. You are the secretary, the office manager, the guy in the field, the accountant, etc. To make the most profits possible, you will also likely spend a fair amount of time networking and learning. Being a one-person show can feel freeing and rewarding, but you must master your organizational skills to make it work. It takes practice, but even if you’re not naturally organized you can learn to be! Being an independent insurance adjuster is a lot of work, but it is very rewarding. You just need the right set of tools.
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